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WSU Cross Country BIO
CharLee Linton
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CharLee Linton 1264945
Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shorewood, Wash.
High School: Shorewood HS

WSU CAREER. JUNIOR (2014-15): Cross Country - Fourth Cougar and eighth overall at Clash of the Inland Northwest with 4k time of 14:15.3...finished 14th overall and third on team at Sundodger 6k in time of 21:32...fourth on team and 38th overall at Pre-Nats White Race 6k (22:33.9)...second Cougar and 58th overall at the Pac-12 Championships 6k (21:32)...was second Cougar and finished 66th overall at NCAA West Region 6k with time of 21:36.4…Indoor - Breakthrough year…broke 5-minute barrier in mile with time of 4:56.85i at UW Indoor Preview (1/17/15, Seattle) MPSF Championships ran 5000m PR time of 16:44.89i for ninth place and 3k PR time of 9:40.78i for 22nd (2/28/15, Seattle)…5k time is 10th-best in WSU all-time records…Outdoor - Broke school record in 10,000m at the Stanford Invite with time of 34:03.69 (4/3/15)…at Pac-12 Championships took 16th in 10k (35:25.64)…at NCAA West Prelims ran 10k in 36:12.26 for 29th.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Cross Country - Top WSU sophomore finisher at Clash of the Inland Northwest at 11th overall, second on team, with 4,200m time of 14:50...first Cougar, 20th overall at Sundodger Invitational 6k (21:52)...second on team, 43rd overall at NCAA Inter-Regional Jamboree 5k (17:44)...fourth on team, 15th overall at Inland Empire Classic 5k (17:49)...fourth Cougar, 55th overall at Pac-12 Championships 6k (23:30)...third Cougar, 79th overall at NCAA West Regional Championships 6k (21:02)…Indoor - Breakout year on the track…took nearly 20 seconds off mile time with PR run of 5:04.61i at Vandal Indoor (2/7/14, Moscow)…at MPSF Championships finished 12th in 5000m with time of 17:02.70i, and chopped 37 seconds off 3000m PR with time of 9:51.52i for 26th (2/28/14, Seattle)…Outdoor - Continued with big PRs running 10k in time of 35:17.29, third-best in WSU all-time records, at Mt. SAC Relays (4/17/14, Walnut)…also ran PR in 3000m of 10:10.32 at WSU-UW Dual (5/3/14, Pullman)…finished 15th in 10k at Pac-12 Championships at Pullman with time of 36:49.43.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Cross Country - Finished 33rd overall at Clash of Inland NW 4k (16:06.3) WCC Preview 6k finished 69th (23:47.78)...fourth Cougar, 55th overall at Anderson Invite...seventh on team, 142nd overall at Notre Dame 5k (19:33)...sixth on team, 37th at Inland Empire Classic 5k (19:31)...sixth on team, 99th overall at Pac-12 Championships with 6k time of 23:52...seventh on team, 185th overall at NCAA West Regional with 6k time of 23:26…Indoor - Ran the mile in a time of 5:24.30i at Cougar Indoor (1/26/13, Pullman)…Outdoor - PR’d in 1500m at Vandal Jamboree with time of 4:51.98 (5/4/13, Moscow)…outdoor PR for 3000m time was 10:28.97 at WSU-UW Dual (4/27/13, Seattle).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned eight varsity letters at Shorewood High…four letters for cross country coach Miles Mason…four letters in track…senior year cross country and track captain…state cross country championships meet competitor three years…sophomore year 37th at Nike-Pre National Meet…junior year cross country MVP…placed 21st at Washington state 3A championships and led T-Wolves to 10th place finish…first team All-Western Conference…honorable mention all-state…did not compete in cross country as senior due to injury…on the track, 14th place in 3200m at state 3A championship as a junior…honorable mention for All-WesCo...recovered from injury to compete senior year in track…fourth place at district meet in 1600m and 3200m…received Cliff Gillies and Student-Athlete awards.

PERSONAL. Born in March 1994, in Seattle, Wash…father Todd is an engineering technician…mother Cathy is a patient access specialist in radiology…older brother R.J...Leadership member in high school…sophomore and junior senator…senior year ASB president…Community Service Club member…played soccer for 12 years…majoring in social sciences at WSU.

1500m - 4:37.36 (2015)
Mile - 4:56.85i (2015)
3000m - 9:40.78i (2015)
5000m - 16:44.89i (2015)
10,000m - 34:03.69 (2015) SR

2015 10,000, 16th 35:25.64
2014 10,000m 15th 36:49.43

2015 10,000m 29th 36:12.26

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